Invited visiting students are students who are enrolled at a recognized foreign higher education institution (BA/undergraduate, MA/graduate, PhD/postgraduate) that want to pursue a project (research, write a thesis etc.) at an institute at UZH. Invited visiting students can provide a letter of invitation from a researcher employed by UZH and they can stay at UZH for at least 2 and at most 12 months.
If you are enrolled at a university participating in the Erasmus+ Programme and want to pursue a project as mentioned above, you should apply through the SEMP Programme. You can find further information here.
As an invited visiting student, you will be enrolled at UZH. Taking regular courses is not usually intended or required, unless it is recommended by your supervisor and in connection with the project.
You cannot earn a UZH degree. There is no general right to be granted admission.
Students who do not need a visa for Switzerland have to complete their application two months before the start of your planned stay at UZH.
Students who need a visa for Switzerland have to complete their application three months before the start of your planned stay at UZH.
For the duration of your stay as an invited visiting student you are exempt from the semester fees at UZH. Invited visiting students need to make sure they have the means to cover the living costs in Zurich (eg. through scholarships, amount of CHF 1750 to CHF 2200 per month recommended) during their stay.
Students with non-EU/EFTA nationality will need a valid visa when entering Switzerland. If this applies to you, upload the visa application form together with your application documents on Mobility Online. In case you are unsure if a visa is really necessary, you can ask Global Student Experience. With the visa application form, we will apply for a visa on your behalf with the Migration Office Zurich, which may incur a fee.
More information here.